November 14, 2019 / 7:10 PM / a month ago

Russia's Putin warns Bolivia is on the brink of chaos

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the Itamaraty Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Bolivia was on the brink of chaos and there was a power vacuum after President Evo Morales resigned under pressure on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters in Brasilia at a BRICS summit, Putin said he hoped that whoever comes to power in Bolivia would continue to cooperate with Moscow.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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